Martine Jean

Martine Jean

Visiting Fellow 2018-2019, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Visiting Fellow, Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University
Martine Jean

During her stay at the WCFIA, Martine Jean will complete her monograph on the advent of the penitentiary in Brazil with a focus on the Casa de Correção (Correction House) in Rio de Janeiro. Entitled "Routine Imprisonment, Race, and Citizenship in Nineteenth Century Brazil, 1830-1890," the book examines how the routine incarceration of slaves, free people of color, and liberated Africans tied race to penal practice during the protracted emancipation process.

Martine has a PhD in Latin American History and African-American Studies from Yale University and was previously Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.